I am a soul returning close to the single authentic source threading the path of mysticism in the occurrence of a combined peace, joy, compassion or love. My agony between competing forces of light and dark, and positive marked division between the material kingdom, the administration of evil forces, and the higher spiritual kingdom from which it is divided. My words may seem to confuse and unclear, at the same time over-simplified and full of subtle meanings hidden from the naive.

My words are very easy to know, and easy to practice; but there is none in the world who can recognize and capable of practice them.
A dimensional fluctuation amid one construction of reality to another. I am crossed a path by sin, shame, remorse.
Repentance, awareness of lower-self attachments and dervishes giving up the thoughts and behaviors is now the necessity for reinstating unity and grace.
Mortification and dejection, defamation and allegation, abundant lives breathed, none could grasp me and in this way my voyage demands further obligation.
My ancestry and individuality is of free spirit. I question if this is a joy. The joy is of mankind shuns and Almighty embraces. That is the joy in the departure from the material release. (2009)

"Religious truth is the inner meaning of the law revealed in the heart of the Sufi by the Divine Light."

In terms of the Ultimate Reality or Truth, I have now come to reject the very basis of "manifestation" and in doing so all systems of thought and knowledge in reference to it is invalid

According to my experience there is nothing to understand about enlightenment as enlightenment is the way of enlightenment itself.

The subject of enlightenment – or anything else – did not interest me all my life ………….. My life-story can be separated into the three catastrophe parts. The first part of my life with Human experience. The second part of my life experienced a Bodily experience with a discontinuity from my human life with the ongoing bodily experience – though not absence – of thought. But I lost all connectivity with the acquired knowledge and memories, and I was made to re-learn everything, as if the slate had been wiped clean.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sai Baba of Shirdi

Sai Baba of Shirdi (1830's – October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi
Sai Baba (Marathi: शिर्डी साई बाबा), was an Indian guru, yogi and
fakirwho is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim devotees as a saint. Some
Hindu followers have recently claimed that he was an incarnation
ofShiva or Dattatreya, which has helped them to accommodate him in
traditional Hindu worship. Many devotees believe that he was a
Sadguru. There are many stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles he
performed. He is a well-known figure in many parts of the world, but
especially in India, where he is much revered.

The name 'Sai Baba' is a believed to be a combination of Persian and
Indian origin but the fact is thatSāī is name from Indian origin
meaning "Sakshat Ishwar" given by the priest Mahalsapati (a close
devotee of Sai Baba) during the evening when baba returned to shirdi
after leaving shirdi earlier in his teen days (reference to it could
be found in Sai Charitra). Although the priest Mahalsapti confesses
the fact that he also does not realise him giving the name of "Sai" to
Baba. Baba (honorific) is a word meaning "father; grandfather; old
man; sir" used in Indo-Aryan languages. The appellative thus refers to
Sai Baba as being a "holy father" or "saintly father".[1] His
parentage, birth details, and life before the age of sixteen are
obscure, which has led to a variety of speculations and theories
attempting to explain Sai Baba's origins. In his life and teachings he
tried to reconcile Hinduism and Islam: Sai Baba lived in a mosque
which he called Dwarakamayi, practiced Hindu andMuslim rituals, taught
using words and figures that drew from both traditions and was buried
in a Hindu temple in Shirdi. One of his well known epigrams says of
God: "Sabka Malik Ek " ("One God governs all") which traces its root
to the Bhagavad-Gita and Islam in general, and Sufism, in particular.
He always uttered "Allah Malik" ("God is Master"). He had no love for
perishable things, and was always engrossed in self-realization, which
was his sole concern.

Sai Baba taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others,
charity, contentment, inner peace,and devotion to God and guru. His
teachings combined elements of Hinduism and Islam and tried to achieve
communal harmony between these religions.

Sai Baba observed worship procedures belonging to Hinduism and Islam;
he shunned any kind of regular rituals but allowed the practice of
namaz, chanting of Al-Fatiha, and Qur'an readings at Muslim festival
times.[20] Occasionally reciting the Al-Fatiha himself, Baba also
enjoyed listening to moulu and qawwali accompanied with the tabla and
sarangi twice daily.[21] He also wore clothing reminiscent of a Sufi
fakir. Sai Baba also opposed all sorts of persecutions on religious or
caste background.

Sai Baba was also an opponent of religious orthodoxy - both Hindu and
Muslim.[22] Although Sai Baba himself led the life of an ascetic, he
advised his followers to lead an ordinary family life.

Sai Baba encouraged his devotees to pray, chant God's name and read
holy scriptures - he told Muslims to study the Qur'an, and Hindus,
texts like the Ramayana, Vishnu Sahasranam, Bhagavad Gita (and
commentaries to it)and , Yoga Vasistha.[23] He advised his devotees
and followers to lead a moral life, help others, love every living
being without any discrimination, treat them with love and develop two
important features of character: faith (Shraddha) and patience
(Saburi). He also criticized atheism.[24] In his teachings Sai Baba
emphasized the importance of performing one's duties without
attachment to earthly matters and being ever content regardless of the

Sai Baba also interpreted the religious texts of both faiths.
According to what the people who stayed with him said and wrote he had
a profound knowledge of them. He explained the meaning of the Hindu
scriptures in the spirit of Advaita Vedanta. This was the character of
his philosophy. It also had numerous elements of bhakti. The three
main Hindu spiritual paths - Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Karma Yoga -
were visible in the teachings of Sai Baba.[25] Another example of the
way he combined both faiths is the Hindu name he gave to his mosque,

Sai Baba said that God penetrates everything and lives in every being,
and as well that God is the essence of each of them. He emphasized the
complete oneness of God which was very close to the Islamic tawhid and
the Hindu doctrine, e.g. of the Upanishads. Sai Baba said that the
world and all that the human may give is transient and only God and
his gifts are eternal. Sai Baba also emphasized the importance of
devotion to God - bhakti - and surrender to his will. He also talked
about the need of faith and devotion to one's spiritual preceptor
(guru). He said that everyone was the soul and not the body. He
advised his disciples and followers to overcome the negative features
of character and develop the good ones. He taught them that all fate
was determined by karma.

Sai Baba left no written works. His teachings were oral, typically
short, pithy sayings rather than elaborate discourses. Sai would ask
his followers for money (dakshina), which he would give away to the
poor and other devotees the same day and spend the rest on buying wood
to maintain Dhuni. According to his followers he did it in order to
rid them of greed and material attachment.

Sai encouraged charity and the importance of sharing with others. He
said: "Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes
anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously
drive them away, but receive them well and treat them with due
respect. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased if you give water
to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your
verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any
money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do
not bark at him like a dog."[27] Other favorite sayings of his were:
"Why do you fear when I am here",[28] "He has no beginning... He has
no end."[28] Sai Baba made eleven assurances to his devotees:

Sai Baba of Shirdi (took samadhi in 1918)

Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end.
The wretched and miserable will rise to joy and happiness as soon as
they climb the steps of Dwarakamai (Mosque).
I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.
My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.
I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.
My mortal remains will speak from My tomb.
I am ever living to help and guide all who come to Me, who surrender
to Me and who seek refuge in Me.
If you look at Me, I look at you.
If you cast your burden on Me, I shall surely bear it.
If you seek My advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.
There shall be no want in the house of My devotee.

Sai Baba's millions of disciples, followers and devotees believe that
he had performed many miracles. Some of them were: bilocation,
exorcisms, curing the incurably sick, helping his devotees in need in
a miraculous way, reading the minds of others. Numerous inhabitants of
Shirdi talked about these miracles. Some of them even wrote about them
in books. They talked and wrote about how they (and others) were the
witnesses of his unusual Yogic powers: levitation, entering a state of
Samādhi at wish, even removing his limbs and sticking them back to his
body (Khanda Yoga) or doing the same with his intestines.

Some additional famous examples of such miracles include making the
river Jumna (Yamuna), taking a disease of another, appearing in flesh
and blood after death, appearing beaten when another was beaten,
preventing a mosque from falling down on people, and more.[33]

According to his followers he appeared to them after his death, in
dreams, visions and even in bodily form, when he often gave them
advice. His devotees have many stories and experiences to tell.[34]
Many books have been written on these events.


During Sai Baba's life, the Hindu saint Anandanath of Yewala declared
Sai Baba a spiritual "diamond".[36] Another saint, Gangagir, called
him a "jewel".[36] Sri Beedkar Maharaj greatly revered Sai Baba, and
in 1873, when he met him he bestowed the title Jagadguru upon
him.[37][38] Sai Baba was also greatly respected by Vasudevananda
Saraswati (known as Tembye Swami).[39] Sai of Shirdi was also revered
by a group of Shaivicyogis, to which he belonged, known as the

[edit]Other religions

Sai Baba is considered a Pir by some Sufi groups. Meher Baba declared
Baba to be a Qutub-e-Irshad - the highest of the five Qutubs, "Master
of the Universe".[41] Baba is also worshipped by prominent
Zoroastrians such as Nanabhoy Palkhivala and Homi Bhabha, and has been
cited as the most popular non-Zoroastrian religious figure attracting
the attention of Zoroastrians.

Source: From Wikipedia

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